Accessing Economic Development Support Programs and Mentorship

Presenting Organizations

Cando, Public Services & Procurement Canada, Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, and Small Business BC




Economic Development Officers often need timely and specific support to ensure that their work has the greatest impact. This support may include access to technical information on new funding programs, ongoing mentorship, and coaching.  This panel brings together several programs and subject matter experts to discuss programs and ideas that can assist Economic Development Officers in accessing greater support. The session will provide several examples of programs, resources, and experiences that can support Economic development officers to access greater support and subject experts.  Some of the programs are focused on coaching and mentorship while others provide information and experience for a wide variety of small business requirements.




  • Christian Sherring, Indigenous Internship Leaders Program
  • Tim Low, Cando’s Procurement Mentorship and Tools
  • Francois Gauvreau, ISC Indigenous Concierge Service
  • Small Business BC (Speaker TBA)